Set in the Five Points neighborhood of New York City in the 1860s, focusing on a rugged young Irish cop who is forced to navigate his unruly and dangerous immigrant neighborhood while interacting with the uptown Manhattan crowd and the black community.
New York, 1865. There are no city limits.
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Did You Know?
Before they began filming, show runner Tom Fontana
sat all the cast down and asked them to develop and share their own back story. See more
Corcoran and company are Irish immigrants working for the Metropolitan Police. The Metropolitan Police was formed by the state in 1857 as a counter to the pre-existing municipal police, and they were rival agencies. Irish immigrants worked almost exclusively for the municipal police rather than the Metropolitan Police, so it is highly unlikely that a Metropolitan Police precinct would would have been manned mainly by Irish. See more
Detective Kevin Corcoran
Are you all right?
It's not the first dead body I've seen.
In the opening credits, there is a map showing the Five Points as it stood in the show's time period. See more